Grateful Dead Live at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on 1985-06-27
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Subject: This one is HOT!!!!
Subject: Great sound but speed is off a tad
Subject: bread crumb
Obviously there is something in the noodling that takes them there.
Subject: How the hell can I arrest him?
Subject: happy graduation to me!
Subject: What's not to like?
Subject: naked guy
Subject: Life may be sweeter...
Subject: SPAC - Pat Kelly
I also remember some of the crowd busting through the catwalk to the inside of the theater. Most got wacked by security, but there was a naked guy that got through, and for some reason the security guards did not want to touch him - so they let him dance.
Subject: Livin' the Good Life
The second set starts with an amazing trio of Stranger>Eyes>Goin' Down the road, which contains a great jam in each song. The Eyes in particular really stands out. The post Space Truckin is average but leads into Spoonful which I love hearing followed by a beautiful, soulful rendition of Black Peter. Lovelight closes things out on a high note. The Johnny B. Goode encore is a nightmare that totally collapses in the middle. It is incredibly awful Baby Blue is a nice make up selection.
Subject: mixed up dates?
The rollicking, rip-roaring segues between Stranger> Eyes> GDTRFB are seriously fun.
Subject: To farfromme83
Subject: get off the balcony!!!!
great show, I was one of the people who was content at just listening and dancing from outside the gate fence. until the crowd out there got crazy and crashed it on the 1st song. well the gooney birds in my system were in full throttle and I got swept into the show, lost my footing and got slammed on the head by security. I managed to slip away and enjoy the rest of the show inside. It was luck that the goonies were making me forget the huge knot on my head...
Still, a fantastic show! I love the SPAC!!
Subject: Thats my friend Pat Kelley!!
Subject: totally cut off.....plus Lesh!!!
Subject: I say Phil, my dog has no nose!
Somethign can be said for the awkwardness after the Rooster & before the Stagger Lee. There are large "I" Beams that run across the edges of the balcony, and some really silly people were crawling onto them and dancing (they crashed the balc right before the set started). Well, the words were a little caustic, but the reasoning was sound.
THen it was broken up by a horrible joke into an incredible Stagger Lee.
Subject: SPAC is awesome
great concert by the way.
Subject: Amy's VHS SBD?
About as pure a 1985 era GD show as there is. And the best first set I ever witnessed in 120 shows over 12 years. Some wondered if Jer was getting cut off w/supplication...nah..they play it out as they did at other 85 shows...just without the Lazy Lightning. Second set doesn't suck either!
The finest east coast Concert venue they ever played.
Subject: do to yourself what you want
Subject: There's 50,000 people waiting for you to get back in your seat!
As for the show, you're in for one of the finest Crazy Fingers of the 80's decade, a spine-tingling High Time, and a surprising Supplication jam among the highlights.
Of course, if you just want to hear something funny, check out Phil railing against the idiot who climbed atop a tower and held up the show for a while...it's actually an ominous sign of things to come some 8-10 years later when morons from everywhere the Dead went came out of the woodwork to ruin a good time for all by gate-crashing and generally acting like soccer hooligans that just ran out of beer. But it's kind of fun to hear Phil, Bobby (and even Jerry) read this jerk the riot act, and when Jerry heads right into the opening notes of "Stagger Lee", it's back to an excellent show.
BTW, my all-time favorite admonishment from band to crowd is found on a recent Dicks Picks show from 1974--I think it's Philly or Jersey--at the end of an excellent Eyes of the World, when Bobby warns the crowd that the fence up front has sharp jagged edges "and if you try to climb it,it's gonna cut ya." Then after a second or two--during which some mentally-challenged individual apparently didn't heed that warning and complained about the harm he suffered as a result, Bobby says "WELL, DON'T ClIMB THE FENCE THEN, IDIOT!"
Sometimes tough love was the only way to go!
Subject: Nice upgrade